Town of Chapel Hill Saves $164,000 in Energy Costs
The Town of Chapel Hill has been working with an energy services company to measure and reduce utility consumption at Town Hall, Homestead Aquatics Center and the Community Center. For the second year in the row, utility savings have exceeded the contractual guarantee by about $10,000. To date, the Town has saved $164,000 in energy costs across the three buildings that have historically been the biggest energy users. In terms of climate benefits, this is equivalent to:
- 1,682 metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided, or
- Taking about 200 gasoline powered cars off the road during the same two-year timeframe, or
- Just for fun, the amount of energy it would take to charge 214 million smartphones!
The Town of Chapel Hill and the service contractor are responsible for monitoring and verifying the results over the life of this project. Approximately $920,000 was invested in major systems upgrades and is projected to be recouped in 15 years or fewer.